by toogie ( edited 05 Jul 2017 ) 05 Jul 2017

Cuties, remember I told you I met this lady when I was on my Maine trip and she had a 10 needle embroidery machine she needed help with? She's the one we had the get together for here too, with more of the women from the trip, remember?

Well, when I went to her house and tried to help her she gave me this embroidered fleur-de-lis and a yard of each fabric. She wanted me to make a bag with it. (for her or me, I'm not sure?) Anyway, I finally got it made today as been busy with our annual family reunion/4th of July.

She had called a week or so ago, wanting to come by on their way somewhere else. We couldn't connect, since that was the day I had a few ladies from church here working on mission clothes.

The design is about 6 inches wide x 9 inches. I am not a fan of animal print, but I really like this bag. It has a back pocket, second photo. It has pockets all around inside. Since it has a magnetic snap and I like to secure my wallet, usually with a zipper pocket inside, I chose to secure it with a snap strap (see 3rd photo) I put empty serger cones, so you could see the large pockets. I also added a loop strap for attaching keys. I just wish I had more fabric to make a matching wallet....(sigh)

I hope she likes it as much as I do and I hope you like it as well. Have a great day Cuties! Toogie


by lbrow 08 Jul 2017

I adore it Toogie. You have done a magnificent job!/Lillian

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toogie by toogie 09 Jul 2017

Thanks Lillian, your Alabama bag for Amanda is very nice, too.

by babsie 08 Jul 2017

Lovely. I just love all the bags you make.

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toogie by toogie 09 Jul 2017

Why, thank you very much.

by crazypatchmama 08 Jul 2017

Love the bag, you really do such a nice, clean job. Yes, a gal can never have too many bags, my daughter can attest to that :-) I also always thing of bags and small purses, cosmetic bags. Hugs, Mary

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toogie by toogie 09 Jul 2017

I am guilty of thinking bags first!-lol-I bought material for dresses but I want a bag from it! Thanks for your comments-Toogie

by blueeyedblonde 07 Jul 2017

Great job!

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by kustomkuddle 07 Jul 2017

Gorgeous bag as always Toogie. Love the prints

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toogie by toogie 07 Jul 2017

Pearlie had these but I like them too. Thanks!

by rachap 07 Jul 2017

This is a beautiful, classic bag. I like that you used a lighter lining so it makes it easier to find things.

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toogie by toogie 07 Jul 2017

I like lighter too but the pockets are like the black outer fabric. Thanks for looking.

by sonjapotgieter 06 Jul 2017

Fabulous bag done!!!Love the fabric...Mix and match!!!!

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toogie by toogie 07 Jul 2017

I didn't have to match as she gave the fabric. I am not sure she knew what she, or grand daughter, was going to do with it.And I always think Bags!

by pennyhal2 06 Jul 2017

I admire how tidy and precise your work is! Fabulous bag! I hope you get to keep it!

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toogie by toogie 07 Jul 2017

I don't want to get too attached so I hope she comes soon-lol-Thanks for the encouragement.-Toogie

by serendipity79 06 Jul 2017

this looks amazing!! love it! great work on this bag you put alot of thought into the design of the bag and all the useful pockets. I bet she will be trilled to own it. Hugs Maria x x

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toogie by toogie 07 Jul 2017

I seem to always do something different or extra. I know what I like a bag to have, so I think others would like it too.Thanks Maria, Toogie

by dragonflyer 06 Jul 2017

Another lovely bag, Toogie...and I see you remembered to add your Toogie logo!

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toogie by toogie 07 Jul 2017

Well not until it was finished, can you believe.....Thanks

by rsloan 06 Jul 2017

It's a great purse and to think it all started with a scrap of fabric, a design and lots of imagination. Nice work

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toogie by toogie 06 Jul 2017

Pearlies granddaughter started the design on a yard of the tan fabric and Pearlie gave me that and a yard of the black, but you're right, started with the animal print. The area where she placed the design was just enough space for me to cut the center panel, so seems it was meant for this pattern. Thanks-Toogie

by kathymourie 06 Jul 2017

Love it Toogie!!! You do great work.

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toogie by toogie 06 Jul 2017

Thank you Kathy, I'm really glad I finished it before she visits again. She will be surprised!

by pennifold 06 Jul 2017

It's gorgeous ❤️ Chris

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toogie by toogie 06 Jul 2017

I thought of you Chris, when I got it made because you're almost always in black or black and white. Thanks

by bemara 06 Jul 2017

Love it, a great Bag with great "inner life", hugs Maria

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toogie by toogie 06 Jul 2017

I always say, ' A gal can never have too many pockets!'.- lol- thanks Maria-Toogie

by lidiad 05 Jul 2017

I love it, Toogie, and she will love it too :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2017

Thank you Lidia. I wish I had a little more fabric to make her a matching wallet.

by noah 05 Jul 2017

I want one toooooooooooooooooooooLol Hugs

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toogie by toogie edited 07 Jul 2017

So do I I I I I I I I -lol-Hugs back to you!-I have other fabric but I can't stitch a design this size!

by sandralane 05 Jul 2017

A wonderful jobToogie, the bag is great, and I am sure she will love it. Sandra.

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2017

Thanks Sandra, looks like I have had this pattern since 2009. It is Simplicity 2551, but this is the first time I used it. I didn't think I would like it, because I sure like a zipper top, but I do.

by shirley124 05 Jul 2017

Lovely bag Toogie. I am sure she will be thrilled with it. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 06 Jul 2017

Thank you Shirley. I think she may have intended it for me because she didn't trim it too close and was probably not happy with it. I re-trimmed it as best I could, so now she may like it better, especially since it is now a bag!-lol